I think it may have started last year, when I had Thanksgiving for the first time at Uncle Harby's (Jon's Uncle). He had a stunning bar cart in his parlor//family room. It had a beautiful piece of artwork hanging over the perfectly set cart with crystal decanters. To me, the whole scene was out of a magazine. This quickly became one of the things I started dreaming up for our new home.
At first, I was pretty set on having a separate cart dedicated to beverages, but the more I thought about our dining room space, the more I realized it might be best to create a bar cart area on a buffet table using a decorative tray, favorite drinks, mixing tools and glassware. Jon and I aren't the biggest fan of adult drinks, but we do enjoy something special mixed up every now and then...especially when we have guests or a dinner party. A lot of our friends enjoy wine and mixed drinks during special occasions, so we thought it would be great to have a "bar cart" area stocked with goodies for guests. :) I love looking at bar cart inspiration. I feel like there are so many ways you can make it a useful and attractive area in your home//dining room.
1// Bar Cart Rehab - I love the gold accents on this cart. I think using a gold tray would be beautiful to put everything on. That pop of color in the artwork and on the cart also add a lot to the neutral colors.
2// Matte Porcelain Cup - Beautiful color pops for wine or blended drinks.
3// Baby Got Brass - Classy, vintage and glam. A perfect combo.
4// Color Palette - I think I might prefer the colors this cart combo is giving off: still a "pop", but a little more subtle than the hot pink.
5// Sneak Peek - This is my favorite! I think this is exactly what I'm imagining for the dining room. A "bar cart" section on the buffet table. Beautiful.
6// Wood & Glass - Every "bar cart" needs a beautiful decanter, whether it's to store wine or other liquors. I love these wood and glass ones from West Elm.
7// Vintage - The first decanter I found was at an antique store, I think it might be more for decoration but I love the look of vintage decanters.
What are your "musts" for completing the perfect bar cart??